We Hit The Debt Ceiling Tomorrow! Should We Care?
With a key fiscal deadline looming over the federal government, we explore how important the national debt actually is.
On Today's Show:
John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker, explains the economics -- and politics -- of the approaching "debt ceiling".
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A Former Cop Argues Police Reform Is Possible
12 godzin temu
22:17During the midterms, crime rates and public safety were a hot-button issue, even as discourse around police reform and anti-Black violence continues. On Today's Show: Neil Gross, sociology professor at Colby College in Maine, former police officer, and author of Walk the Walk: How Three Police Chiefs Defied the Odds and Changed Cop Culture (Metropolitan Books, 2023), argues police culture can become more humane and effective using the examples of three departments whose chiefs made it happen—in Stockton, California; Longmont, Colorado; and LaGrange, Georgia.
What To Know If Trump's Indicted Today
3 dni temu
13:22With the Manhattan DA poised to announce an indictment (or not) of former President Trump, here's some background, and what to expect from the possible charges. On Today's Show:Andrew Weissmann, professor of criminal and national security law at NYU School of Law, lead prosecutor in Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel's Office, and the author of Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation (Random House, 2020), shares his legal analysis of the case and what may happen next.
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Does The Government Have To Choose Between Saving The Banks And Saving Us From Inflation?
19:29Amid questions about how to tackle inflation, and how to mitigate ripple effects from issues in the banking sector, a member of the House Financial Services committee has updates. On Today's Show:U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D, CT-4) brings us the latest from the Fed on inflation, congressional regulators on banks, and national security related headlines from Ukraine to Jan. 6.
The History (And Present) Of Food Stamps
22:49A COVID-era food security expansion of SNAP benefits has expired, returning to pre-pandemic levels. On Today's Show: Janet Poppendieck, professor emerita of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, a co-founder of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College and a senior fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy, discusses the history of SNAP, benefits that used to be known as "food stamps," which first began back in the 1930s.
How A Texas Judge Could Rule On Abortion Access Nationwide
21:09A federal judge in Texas could rule soon on the FDA's approval of an abortion drugs that could impact access around the country. On Today's Show:Sarah McCammon, national correspondent for NPR, reports on the hearing and what's at stake for reproductive rights.
Measuring The 'Glass Ceiling' For Working Women Around The World
21:42Balancing work and family is often seen as a choice that primarily affects women. But many countries have policies that mean that women don't have to choose one over the other. On Today's Show:The Economist has released its annual Glass Ceiling Index, a report on the role and influence of women in the workforce across developed nations. Lizzy Peet, lead data researcher for The Economist's Glass Ceiling Index, shares some of the findings.
The Politics of Bailing Out Banks
22:42The latest economic news includes proposed government spending in Biden's federal budget proposal, and a run on a Big Tech bank that some argue needs government intervention. On Today's Show:Molly Ball, national political correspondent for TIME and the author of Pelosi (Henry Holt and Co., 2020), talks about the deal to protect banking in the fallout of Silicon Valley Bank's failure, plus Pres. Biden's budget plan, and other national political news.
A Cold Bank Failure Meets A Hot Job Market
20:15A look at some recent economic data and headlines, including February's jobs report, and Biden's proposed federal budget. On Today's Show:Felix Salmon, chief financial correspondent for Axios, host of the Slate Money Podcast, and author of the forthcoming The Phoenix Economy: Work, Life, and Money in the New Not Normal (Harper Business, 2023), talks about today's February jobs report and what it signifies for future interest rates and inflation, plus President Biden's budget plan.
Something To Avoid: The U.S.-China New Cold (And Maybe Hot) War
20:14China's geopolitical military posturing has some international observers, and some members of congress, concerned about the future of China-US relations. On Today's Show:Susan Shirk, research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego and the author of Overreach: How China Derailed its Peaceful Rise (Oxford University Press, 2022), shares her analysis of what some are calling a new cold war between the US and China, as officials in both countries trade barbs.
Persuasion Is Still Possible: MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan on Winning Political Arguments
18:53A lot has changed about our political discourse over the past decade. On Today's Show:Mehdi Hasan, journalist and host of The Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC and Peacock and the author of Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking (Henry Holt and Co., 2023), offers pointers for persuading people with winning arguments.